Oh, why can't the feds add charges that this evil doctor violated the 7-year-olds' civil rights?
And Michigan--why aren't you slapping child abuse charges on this woman?
From the Detroit Free Press:
A Detroit emergency room physician was charged Wednesday with mutilating the genitalia of two 7-year-old girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind brought under federal law.During that arraignment Nagarwala was dressed in Islamic garb.
Jumana Nagarwala of Livonia was charged with female genital mutilation, a five-year felony, and transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, a 10-year felony, according to a complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court.
"According to the complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims," Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco said in a statement. "The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse."
Nagarwala was arrested Wednesday night and arraigned in federal court Thursday.
Nagarwala wasn't just some back-alley quack--she was employed by Henry Ford Health Systems, a major provider of health care in the Detroit area, although it appears the FGM procedure, which involves the removal of a girl's clitoris, was performed elsewhere.